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Manual Reference Pages  -  NADAR (1)

NAME

nadar - A client of a network tank battle game N.A.D.A.R. for X.

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Example
Play
Key Operation
Author
Special Thanks
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

nadar [ options ]

DESCRIPTION

This is a client of N.A.D.A.R. for X. N.A.D.A.R. is a network tank battle game. You get into a tank, operate it, and destroy other tanks to survive!

OPTIONS

You can use standard X Toolkit options.

-display [displayname]
 

This option specifies the name of the X server to use.

-geometry [+X+Y]
 

This option specifies the placement of the window on the screen.

-name [name]
 

This option specifies the name of the application.

-bg, -background [color]
 

This option specifies the color of background.

-h, -help

Show help messages.

-s, -server [server’s hostname]
 

This option specifies the hostname of the N.A.D.A.R.’s server.

-p, -player [player’s name]
 

This option specifies the name of the player.

-size [display size]
 

This option specifies the size of the game screen by percent. Default value is 60.

-port

This option specifies the port number of socket. Default port number is 12010.

-direct-draw
 

Fast draw mode. Character pixmaps are copied to the game window directly. But, characters are flickering in this mode. This mode is unavailable in peephole game mode.

-no-direct-draw
 

No flickering mode. Character pixmaps are copied to the pixmap temporarily and the pixmap is copied to the game window. This mode is default.

START GAME

1. N.A.D.A.R. is a client-server model program. You should start the server program before playing. Run

% nadars

on the server computer.

2. Run some client programs as

% nadar -s [Server’s hostname] -p [Player’s name]

on the some client computers.

3. If game screen is too large or playing speed is very slow, Run clients with size option to reduce the size of the screen.

% nadar -s [Server’s hostname] -p [Player’s name] -size 30

4. If the performance of client computer is very high, try big size.

% nadar -s [Server’s hostname] -p [Player’s name] -size 120

EXAMPLE

You want to run the server program on "nasu". And you want to play N.A.D.A.R. on "tomato", "ninjin" and "daikon".

nasu> nadars

tomato> nadar -s ninjin -p Tanaka
ninjin> nadar -s ninjin -p Hashimoto
daikon> nadar -s ninjin -p Shida

PLAY

N.A.D.A.R. is a client-server model program. Start a server program before clients start. See nadars(1) about server.
Operate your tank and destroy other tanks. You have canon and missiles. Canon is limitless, but you have only 3 missiles.

KEY OPERATION

Up or i

Go forward.

Down or k

Go backward.

Left or j

Turn left.

Right or l
 

Turn right.

x or Left-Alt
 

Fire the canon.

z or Left-Shift
 

Fire the missile.

s or Escape
 

Destroy.

q

Quit.

SEE ALSO

X(1), nadars(1)

AUTHOR

Programed by Sakai Hiroaki.
E-Mail : hsakai@m8.ffn.ne.jp
http://web.ffn.ne.jp/~hsakai/myfreesoft/index.html

SPECIAL THANKS

Tanaka Makoto for drawing some pictures, test on FreeBSD, and many advices.
Hashimoto Jun for test on Linux and many advices.
Sakai Takeyasu for some advices.
Ooue Shigeo for some advices.
Miyauchi-Seki Lab.’s people for many advices.
Koga Kazuhiro for test on Linux and some advices.

COPYRIGHT

N.A.D.A.R. Copyright (c) 2000-2003 Sakai Hiroaki.
All Rights Reserved.
N.A.D.A.R. is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

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